Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Based on Ben Fountain's bestselling novel, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk stars newcomer Joe Alwyn as a 19-year-old soldier whose story lays bare the harrowing details of the war on Iraq.
After successfully adapting the bestselling Life of Pi into a stunning cinematic spectacle, Ang Lee tackles the invasion of Iraq by US troops through the eyes of a teenage soldier returning home for his victory tour. Revisiting Lynn's memories of combat via flashbacks, the film juxtaposes the real experience of war against the ideals imposed back home.
With a talented supporting cast including Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel and Garrett Hedlund, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk raises the issue of the treatment of war heroes by the American government through past and present narratives.